Keywords: regional risk assessment, safety management, IRRASM, environmental risks, technical risks
Editorial: Dealing with technical risks in a region
The ETH Polyproject on 'Risk and Safety of Technical Systems' took the initiative to research various aspects related to regional risk assessment and safety management. This Editorial asks, What is integrated area risk assessment and safety management? It briefly considers how to define a region and the objectives and scope for an integrated regional risk assessment and safety management (IRRASM) study. The need for risk impact indicators for a region and for a comprehensive methodology on regional risk assessment are outlined, along with lessons to be learned from the Polyproject.